Monday, July 27, 2009

Book Review: Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface by Martha Manning




Book
: Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the Surface by Martha Manning

About: Written in the form of dated entries, clinical psychologist and psychology professor Manning tells of her almost 2 year battle with a severe bout of depression.

Pros: Very quick read. When I sat down to read it, I usually ending up reading it for longer than I had planned. Well written. Some of the best descriptions of the feelings of depression since Styron's Darkness Visible.

Cons: Her introspection, description and analysis work well when she's focusing on depression but there was a bit too much material about spirituality, religion and poetry for me.

Grade: B+


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